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Drinking Water and Sanitation

Challenge


The main source of water supply for drinking and domestic work are rainwater and water from an old dam built by the German Cooperation Service (GTZ) in 1986 that is unsafe water for consumption.


Nevertheless, the population, especially women, and girls bear the task of supplying the family with water. They have to walk up to 2 miles once or twice a day in order to accomplish that task. Consumption of water of a green-brown tint is detrimental to the population's health. The lack of drinking water in the village also affects schooling and economic activities.

 

Households in Wutégblé do not have any sanitation infrastructure.

 

Solution

  • provide the town with a borehole with a mini solar pump and water supply
  • train women's group in 5 villages on sound management of the environment, good hygiene, and sanitation
  • set up a water and sanitation committee and provide the village with operational resources for public sanitary

OFED has supported the Wutegbe's Village Development Committee by providing funds for the construction of a water borehole with a solar pump equipped with a mini drinking water supply for the population. It will mainly serve the village's primary school with 165 pupils.

 

Intervention Strategy


The Village Development Committee and its specialized water and sanitation commission, as well as its Chiefdom and other groups, were involved in the organization, implementation, coordination, monitoring of the project.
For the maintenance and repair of the structure, a water payment system was set up. The amount payable at the pump is minimal.

 

Increase access to cleaner sources of water


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